(Updated Friday at 5:11 p.m. with video of the incident. See above.) A man threatened to shoot a worker at a Columbia Heights restaurant in an attempted robbery yesterday afternoon, police said.
The incident happened in the IHOP on the 1400 block of Irving Street NW about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The would-be thief made his threat with a handwritten note on a takeaway menu he gave to the IHOP employee, police said.
“This is a robbery,” the note said, according to authorities. “Don’t say sh-t, or I will blow your f–king brains out.”
But the man never showed a weapon and ran away after the worker said the cash register was empty.
Steve Bennett, director of operations at the IHOP, told Borderstan that no one was hurt during the incident.
Police are looking for:
B/M, 40 YOA , Hgt :5’6-thin build, Short hair cut, wearing white and black shirt.
Two men, one of whom may have had a knife, also tried to attack a man in Meridian Hill Park last night, according to authorities.
The attempted assault occurred in the park area near 15th and Euclid streets NW about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, drawing a large police presence.
D.C. residents Nelson Perez-Juarez, 18, and Isai Santos Hernandez, 30, were arrested in connection with crime, a U.S. Park Police spokeswoman said.
Information on their lawyers wasn’t immediately available.
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